Home Bemorecreative

Creative Quotations from . . .
William S. Burroughs
(1914-1997) born on
Feb 05
US writer. He was a chief spokesman for the "beat movement," 1950s; wrote "Naked Lunch," 1959.
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it "creative observation." Creative viewing.

There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?
Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why . . .
Be More Creative

Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Painting and Guns, "The Creative Observer" (1992).
R: Taped conversation, 1974, New York City. Quoted in: Victor Bockris, With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker, "On Dreams" (1981).
A: Interview, 12 April 1992, on The South Bank Show, LWT.
N: Painting and Guns, "The Creative Observer" (1992).
K: The Western Lands, ch. 3 (1987).

copyright 1996-2014 by Baertracks at bemorecreative.com